(January 1998)

DC, 1998 Series
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Price
7.95 USD; 10.95 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1997-11-26 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
suggested for mature readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics; Vertigo
Barcode
761941211183 00111
Editing
Shelly Roeberg (editor); Karen Berger (executive editor); Terri Cunningham (VP managing editor); Jenette Kahn (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Vertigo anthology holiday special


Winter's Edge (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
Brian Bolland (signed)
Letters
Brian Bolland (logo design)

Characters
John Constantine; Tim Hunter; King Mob; Desire; Ragged Robin; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Rain; Abel; Cain; Goldie; Nevada; Bolero; Minx [Anna Schwarz]; Detective Chimp; a faerie
Reprints

Vertigo Winter's Edge (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Lark (signed)
Inks
Michael Lark (signed)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
sleigh

[Framing Sequence] (Table of Contents: 2)

House of Secrets / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steven T. Seagle
Pencils
Teddy Kristiansen
Inks
Teddy Kristiansen
Colors
Teddy Kristiansen
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Shelly Roeberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter in Seattle-- and when Santa says "ho, ho, ho--"
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rain; Ben; Paul; Marcus; Traci; the Curator of Art Gallery of the House of Secrets (introduction)
Synopsis
Rain searches for a gift for her friends and runs into a room full of paintings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence for the special. Split into 7 segments, beggining on pages 1-2, and of 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, and 3 pages respectively to introduce the other stories. and page 96 to finish its story.

The Flowers of Romance (Table of Contents: 3)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
John Bolton
Inks
John Bolton
Colors
John Bolton
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Karen Berger; Shelly Roeberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For hundreds of years, or longer, the little goat-footed man had lived in the hills on the island.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Desire; an unnmaded satyr; Sue; Phil
Synopsis
Desire visits the last of the Satyrs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Features Desire of The Endless.

Mazel Tov, Leo (Table of Contents: 4)

The Minx / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Sean Phillips
Inks
Sean Phillips
Colors
Kevin Somers
Letters
Ellie de Villewa [as Ellie de Ville]
Editing
Shelly Roeberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So I'm standing here wondering whether to put this thing on.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Jones; The Minx [Anna Schwarz]; Joe Schwarz; Miriam Schwarz; Senator Ben Sharkey (ghost)
Synopsis
Tom Jones comes to term with his life, and The Minx.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Preview story for a series to debut later in 1998, The Minx (DC, 1998 series).

Spirit of the Season (Table of Contents: 5)

Sandman Mystery Theatre / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Wagner (co-plot); Steven T. Seagle (plot, dialogue)
Pencils
John K. Snyder III
Inks
John K. Snyder III
Colors
Bjarne Hansen
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger; Shelly Roeberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays are many things to many people.
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Yara Koroff; Alexi; Monty
Synopsis
Sandman defends a synagogue from hoodlums at Hanukkah.
Reprints

Deck the Halls (Table of Contents: 6)

The Dreaming / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Caitlín R. Kiernan; Peter Hogan
Pencils
Duncan Fegredo
Inks
Duncan Fegredo
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (color, separations)
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Alisa Kwitney (editor); Shelly Roeberg (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There. That's how it's done. Simple, elegant...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain; Abel; Gregory; Goldie (photo); Mervyn Pumpkinhead; Lucien; Eve; Matthew the Raven; The Corinthian
Synopsis
Cain and Abel celebrate Christmas in their own special way.
Reprints
Keywords
House of Mystery; House of Secrets; The Dreaming

Tell Me (Table of Contents: 7)

Hellblazer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jenkins
Pencils
Paul Pope
Inks
Paul Pope
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth; Jamison (separations)
Letters
Clem Robins
Editing
Shelly Roeberg (editor); Axel Alonso (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas in Manhattan. It never cease to amaze--
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Danita Wright; Terell Wright; Fred Wright
Synopsis
John talks to a ghost in a bar.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Manhattan

Piss on Earth (Table of Contents: 8)

Nevada / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Phil Winslade
Inks
Steve Leialoha
Colors
Nathan Eyring
Letters
John Workman
Editing
Karen Berger (editor); Joan Hilty (assistant editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays are supposed to be a season of joy and goodwill.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nevada; Benny; Bolero
Synopsis
Nevada deals with her Christmas hangups.
Reprints
Keywords
Las Vegas

Indexer Notes

Preview story for a series to debut later in 1998, Nevada (DC, 1998 series).

Thanks for Nothing (Table of Contents: 9)

The Books of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Ney Rieber
Pencils
Steve Parkhouse
Inks
Steve Parkhouse
Colors
Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh; Daniel Vozzo (separations)
Letters
Steve Parkhouse
Editing
Julie Rottenberg (editor); Shelly Roeberg (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saint Catherine's couldn't save me either. I checked me out of there faster than Social Services had checked me in.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tim Hunter; Erica
Synopsis
Tim helps a young girl fight her demons.
Reprints

And We're All Police Men (Table of Contents: 10)

The Invisibles / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Philip Bond
Inks
Glyn Dillon
Colors
Danny Vozzo (color, separations)
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Shelly Roeberg (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"This isn't a story."
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gideon Stargrave; Queen Genevieve
Reprints

Indexer Notes

For Lou and for Shelly.

Q&A: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (Table of Contents: 11)

Preacher / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Garth Ennis; Steve Dillon

Indexer Notes

Interview with Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon about the comic Preacher.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Winter's Edge
  2. 1. Vertigo Winter's Edge
  3. 2. [Framing Sequence]
    House of Secrets
  4. 3. The Flowers of Romance
    The Sandman
  5. 4. Mazel Tov, Leo
    The Minx
  6. 5. Spirit of the Season
    Sandman Mystery Theatre
  7. 6. Deck the Halls
    The Dreaming
  8. 7. Tell Me
    Hellblazer
  9. 8. Piss on Earth
    Nevada
  10. 9. Thanks for Nothing
    The Books of Magic
  11. 10. And We're All Police Men
    The Invisibles
  12. 11. Q&A: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
    Preacher
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